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days late. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> still ahead, president obama arrives back in washington after cutting short his vacation the chilly political climate he's returning to. >>> shocking scare caught on camera what led >>> president obama is back in washington where the weather is just as frigid as the political climate inside. fiscal cliff talks appear to be going nowhere. the president is trying to hammer out a deal before major tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1st. this morning harry reid launched a scathing attack on house republicans for not returning to washington. >> i can't imagine their con chens they are out wherever -- consciences they are out wherever they are and we are trying get something done. >> newly appointed senator flew back with the president today, left governor currently will replace the late senator daniel inouye. >>> that looming fiscal cliff is having a huge effect on the stock market today. you can see the dow is down 135 points over 1%, consumer confidence very low because of concerns that fiscal cliff will cause taxes to rise for every
reached to avert sought called fiscal cliff, he would be coming back to washington after christmas. >> so where did that leave things terms of the fiscal cliff? here's l jonathan karl. >> congress not a creature is stirring. no deal is in sight. with deadline looming and seemingly no hope anywhere, the president made one last appeal tonight before washington goes on vacation. >> as we leave town for a few days to be with our families, through the holidays, everybody can cool off. everybody can tl drink some egg nog. now is not the time for more self inflicted wounds. certainly not those coming from washington. >>reporter: but the 2 sides don't even seem to be trying any more. what are we going to do now. >> i'm interested in solving the major problems that face our country. and that means house leaders senate leaders and the president are going to continue to have to work together to address those concerns. >>reporter: speaker boehner says the only way out is a deal that cuts spending and reforms the tax code but even he seemed to suggest that is virtually impossible now. >> how w
a definite offer from the speaker. >>reporter: jonathan karl reporting from washington. senators told to plan to be back in washington two days after christmas in an effort to the avoid going off that fiscal cliff. >> all right now to your utility bill it is about to go up. tell you in a decision that came down today rate payers will cover the majority of the price to try to prevent another san bruno disaster. story tonight from john alsto alston. >> pg&e customers will pay for most of the repairs upgrades as a result of the explosion that leveled the san bruno neighborhood and killed 8 people including renee morales daughter. >> i can't even bear to understand why they are continuing to allow to make deals behind closed doors. allowed rate increases. allowed to continue to go as business as usual. >>reporter: cpuc approved a rate indlees will headache the average bill by 1 dollar to 2 dollars per month. pg&e has to test nearly 800 miles of pipeline, replacing some portions and installing automatic shut off valves. it's a 2.2 billion dollar upgrade. today the commission ruled tha
washington.. >> i have been waiting to enjoy theee s s samee privivili. >> thehe coconstititution o o oe unitited statatatatates doesn'te mamamamamarriage in it. ananand the 10th amendment says w w what is not in the federaral popopowers belongs t e states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry. >>> a cold night ahead. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> tonight is a night where you will want to bundle up and stay warm. if you are not heading out the door, you may want to turn up the heat. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have high fog and clouds around, but neither one insulating us. here is the deal. the temperatures are dropping and the visibility is also dropping in santa rosa down to .5 or half a mile right now. it is getting thick. you are going to have to be careful if you have early morning plans. check out the temperatures. 40 in santa rosa and 41 in fairfield and down to 42 degrees in los gatos and 45 in half moon bay. i will be back to show you exactly ho
that washington lawmakers and the white house are closing in on a deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff and triggering tax hikes for nearly everyone come january. karen travers reports on the president's new compromise and the republicans' back-up plan. >> reporter: negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff are heating up. both sides are starting to make concessions. this morning speaker boehner briefed republican lawmakers on where things stand. >> i continue to hope we can reach broad area agreement. >> reporter: yesterday boehner met with president obama for about 45 minutes. last night the white house presented him a new offer. the proposal includes 1.2 trillion in tax increases, down from the original offer 1.6 trillion. extending the bush tax cuts for every american earning less than $400,000 a year instead of $250,000. >> his position is not based on the notion that these rate have to go up because that's good, it is based on the necessity of having enough revenue as part of this balanced package. >> reporter: the white house plan would limit cost of living increases for social secu
has come together and we are ready. >> to nevada. las vegas bowl, boise state and washington. boise state in control early. quarterback and chris potter, 34-yard td. washington cut into that lead. here is 26 of 205 yards rushing. huskies left at the half. he hits the field goal, boise straight wins 28-26 your final. >> warriors with back-to-back beating charlotte and hosting lakers who have beaten golden state 17 of the last 18 times. steve is back in line-up. curry, 89 three's last night. kobe puts the lakers up by 4. great fadeaway. then to the second quarter. derek jack exploded. nothing but net. david lee had a triple double last night and closer to a double-double. right now, 81-70 in the third. we'll have highlights coming up at 11:00 on channel 7. >> undefeated stanford hosted by longtime rival and lady cardinals had too much game. pat summers on hand. probably thinking what everybody else. here at left hand. stanford, and there with the put back. 21 points and 19 rebounds and stanford remains unbeaten. >> for the men, cal hosting prior ri view a&m. justin cobb with 14 points
the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> interesting the colors you will see out there rainbow colors out there and we've had some in the south baylor, i'll show you one from mountain view, san jose we just had moderate rain roll through downtown, darker clouds off to the west there and that's what is going to head up into the santa cruz mountains shortly. one other advantage point, at least this side of san francisco, we are on the embarcadero side at front and vallejo streets where it looks quiet. if you look back the other way, rain coming in. san francisco h
in the house of representatives limiting assault weapons. >>> developing news in washington president obama just nominated senator john kerry to join his cabinet. >>> scuffle over air jordans. bay area security guard hurt as hundreds try to get a pair as hundreds try to get a pair of new [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hot spot that connects your wi-fi devices and can even save on your smart phone data usage at home. so call now to get at&t u-verse high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. that includes acces
. >> cowboys and redskins, robert griffin takes matters in his own hands. he scores and put washington on top. another redskins running back moore has had a huge game, rumbling for 200 yards and three touchdowns along waited he set a franchise single season rushing record. tony romo is picked off by jackson. romo threw three interceptions. skins take advantage of it and morse gets it, 28-18 is final. >>> oakland closed out its season at san diego with nothing to lose. raiders went to pryor that made his first started as quarterback. down south before the contest they were practicing in a hailstorm. the weather was fine at kickoff but not the raiders special teams. he takes the ball, breaks into the clear and takes the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. it was 10-0 chargers after one. he throws a fake, hayward for his first n.f.l. touchdown pass. oakland rallied and pryor keeps it himself and dives into the end zone. that cut the lead to 24-14. with two minutes to go, he can't find a receiver but buys time before finding moore in the end zone. chargers hold on to win and oakland winds u
. >> good evening once again. start this half hour in washington where less than a month to go now until u.s. could face massive spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff. they are talking about it in washington. today congressional republicans put forward alternative to the president plan. but tonight we are no closer to a deal. political reporter mark matthews explains what that means. >> san francisco cafe owner has been watching the cliff creep closer an hoping for rest logs. >> because if they don't it's going to be really tough. >>reporter: he's talking about employees. see the income taxes increase by a couple of thousands dollars. >> cost of living is really high and tough to make it especially in the city like san francisco. >>reporter: if congress and president can't reach an agreement income taxes will go up on nearly all americans. average family will be paying an extra 2000 to 2400 dollars a year. automatic spending cuts mean cuts to education. transportation. research and development. there's proposal to up airline fee that is could raise 1 billion do
in washington and california and 58 licensed locations in the united states. is more than 500 employees work for tully's nationwide. dempsey says he is is excited about the chance to help hundreds of workers. a bankruptcy court hearing is set for january 11 in seattle so we'll see if mcdreamy ends up in the coffee business. >>> a new hampshire family became instant millionaires over the holiday because of a mistake by a store cashier. the bennett family celebrated their good fortune this week. they won $1.3 million in the mega bucks lottery. it wasn't supposed to happen. scott went to a hillsborough circumstance isle k to purchase a lucky for life ticket but the cashier hit the wrong ticket and gave him a mega bucks ticket instead. >> he had the website on the computer and was staring at both of them and really truly didn't believe it. >> the cashier says she is thrilled with the mistake and the family is thinking about giving her a nice reward for her lucky bit of carelessness. that is a break and a half. >> the nation's largest coffee chain is delivering a message to congress on your coffe
of the connecticut school tragedy. according to new abc news "washington post"pole 54 percent support stricter gun control in general. 71 percent oppose the out right ban on hand guns. but 52 percent favor banning semi-automatic hand guns. 59 percent favor banning ammunition clip that hold more than 10 bullet. now in the bay area gun control advocate point to the number and question why congress hasn't done more. mark with the debate. >>reporter: protestors demonstrated outside the nra headquarters in washington, d.c. this morning. long tame 51 rights congressman of weather virginia told msnbc said it's time to do something. >> i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds to good huntin hunting. >>reporter: senator feinstein will rae introduce an assault weapon ban that expired in 199 1994. >> the dark time of my life back in 1993 when my wife was killed at 101 california stree street. >>reporter: steven became a gun control activist and testified before congress stood with senator feinstein as president clinton signed the law. he watched 10 years later as congress let that law expir expir
fell on mostly deserted washington, two sides continued bargaining. if there some on deal, president obama wants smaller bill extending tax cuts making $250,000 or less and continuing unemployment benefits for millions that will lose them. >> i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> we can still avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and democratically controlled senate step forward to solve this problem and solve it now. >> frustration over the impasse runs from wall street where the dow is down 400 points to main street. >> this is america. they should be working for the american people. >> the parties are trying to outdo each other. >> sit down and don't come out of this that room until you have taken care of. >> the shows back in session that afternoon and could vote on the senate version. >>> a south is a san francisco retired ee is now $23 million richer. he bought a winning ticket at pharmacy in san francisco before christmas but he didn't discover high won when a friend remi
. now back to you. >>> rain returns but not for everyone. sandhya is here washington look at the accu-weather forecast. >> the system will be different that comes in tomorrow. show you how in just a moment. from our south beach camera lovely 1 set this was 4:58 looking towards sutro tower. look at the color gorgeous thanks to the high clouds made of ice crystal. let's check out live doppler 7 hd and we still have high clouds moving in as you can see here with you not helping to keep the temperatures up much. we are in the upper 30's in the col coldest inland valley already. 37 in nap a.39 in livermore. rain for some of you friday afternoon and snow level coming down to around 3000 feet as we head in the saturday morning satellite radar this is a system we are watching today. nasty day with the high pressure ridge but now this system is going to start to change things up a bit. already seeing like i said some cloud cover. rain returns tomorrow afternoon but this system unlike previous storms will actually split in two and parallel the coast a second half of the system staying off
of downtown oakland. the intersection of third and washington street became a virtual lake with water so high it blocked parking spaces poured into one lane of traffic. with the sidewalk covered in rain run off this woman appeared to be baffled by how to get around i it. so she just stood there. ankle deep in rain water. freeway not much better. 8 80 at the marina boulevard exit was a wet gray mess. heavy rain obscured the view of drivers creating a constant wave of stop and go traffic and sea of brake lights. this accident was one of many we witnessed in the span of only 2 hours. low lying spots on the highway often flood quickly. increasing road hazard for drivers and new set of challenges for the crew assigned to keep the freeway and storm drains clear of all obstruction. >> we have to make sure that they are not being plugged by either mud or leaves or by litter. >>reporter: with more than 300 camera across the 9 counties in the bay area cal-trans has had a busy day monitoring traffic. the red color.indicate problem areas where traffic is stopped. flooding closed highway 12 mud sli
in the polls will take on bowling green in the military bowl 27th in washington, d.c. >> in college hoops the stanford men placed host to denver. cardinals jumped out to a 15-point lead. here is 2 of his 19 points. christian sanders and puts it in between three defenders. stanford cruises and powell scored a career high 29. cardinals improve to 6-3. and cal men lost for the first time this season falling to wisconsin, 81-56. the bears are 6-1. card hassles? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card that's easy to activate and can be used right away. plus, you can load cash or checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and checks right from your smartphone. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> coming up tonight at 11:00, we'll update you on the flooded mobile home park in vallejo and sinkhole in lafayette and the progress they have made. that is coming up at 11:00. viewers are sending us storm photos. here is the ashby tunnel in berkeley. if you look where the tunnel ends you can see water pouring in from the side. in san francisco, the intersection at masonic and fell is fl
fiscal cliff and bitter divide the holiday spirit showed newspaper washington this evening. speaker of the house boehner did the honor for lighting of 65 foot spruce from colorado. capitol christmas tree. >> las vegas has another first. you can get married at the elvis wedding khaem or drive through wedding and now also get married at denny. opportunist available at the new denny in the downtown area. company is letting people inside for the first time. executives say it represents the deny of the future. featuring a full bar in addition to the chapel. ceremony will begin in a couple of months. celebrity wedding said to be already on the books for february. >> well if it seems like guinness will confirm world record for just about anything you opinion correct about that. the group has just anointed musician for playing the col coldest gig on earth. >> welcome to my gig. >>reporter: public hard to make the finger move on the guys nar that cold. simpson lead singer from fight star. he played in small town in siberia it's the coldest permanently inhabited place on the planet. well
they will have it by monday because the season is scheduled to be opening in northern washington this weekend. on the 15th along the northern coast the season is going to be opening, so you will be getting crab again, maybe sooner if the local fishermen negotiate and settle on a price. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> we want to know what you think. should oregon fishermen honor the crab strike by bay area fishermen? we are already getting interesting comments. let us know how you feel at facebook.com/abc7news. >>> this afternoon the 49ers' new stadium will reach a milestone crews will erect the steel he beams, prior to that the ceo york and other dignataries will hold a ceremony. bear the signature -- the two beams painted gold will bear the signatures of construction workers 49 and santa clara city leaders. the work began in july. the stadium remains on schedule. >>> the raiders are in the spotlight tonight when they take on manning at thecoliseum n abc 7. sky 7 hd shows you the scene above the coliseum, kick-5:20 tonight. kira klapper joins us live from oakland. you see fans getting ready to
. number three should come in washington today. wizards have won only two. they are warming up their legs but it did slow i am down. he drains a three. he had 22 points. curry, he would come out limping. he did come back later in the game. golden state had a strong performance from clay thompson, 91 healing 85. david lee double-double tonight and another one tonight. 101-97. warriors have won ten of 12. >>> heisman trophy handed out in new york for the best player in the land. three finalists, notre dame linebacker. johnny manzel and colin cline and your winner is .... >> and now the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is... johnny manzel. >> throwing for 3400. >> leading them to a 10-2 record. he becomes the first freshman to have win the heisman. >> what a pleasure this is. i would like to thank everybody that makes this weekend possible just great guys off the football field, as well. >> is the army navy game, winner gets the commander in chief's trophy with the best record. trophy is up for grabs. for the first time since 2005 navy strikes first. here is 12 yards and midshipman
of the fiscal cliff, rallies planned for today in the bay area to send a message to washington. >>> fallout from that radio station stunt that preceded the suicide of a british nurse. we'll hear from the deejays. >>> new information about what hostess did to their employees' pension accounts in the weeks before the company's liquidation. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high speed internet on our advanced digital network. choose from speeds up to 24 megs. [ female announcer ] and with u-verse tv you ca
, washington. >> another item about the military. after waving fitness standard to feed the war machine the army is now looking for thinner men and women. leading cause of civil i don't know not making the cut, obesity. army kicked out 1600 plus 25 active duty personnel for being out of shape during the first 10 month of this yea year. 15 times more than in 2007 when days employment cycle were at the peak. between 1998 and 2010 soldiers deemed over weight more than triple and 5 percent of the force was obese. >> 22 days now to find a budget deal and avoid the fiscallif cliff. tonight no word any real progress being made but the pressure to do something before it is too latest really intensifying across the country. story now from political reporter mark matthe matthews. >> message from move on bay area progressive cut the bush era tax cut for the wealthiest americans and do not cut social security and medicare benefits. >> we absolutely have to stick firm and make sure that we tax the rich. people making over 200,000 dollars. [applause] people making over 200,000 dollars a year sh
in washington state reporting liv live, abc 7 news. >> thank you allen. >> it was warm enough to set some records today but that will be changing. of sandy is here now with a look at live copler 7 hd. sandhya. >> on live doppler 7 hd clear skies except for a few patches of fog in the valley. visibility is dropping in santa rosa right now point 2 miles so fog pretty thick. that's the case for the morning commute. patches of dense fog. temperatures right now as you can see low 40's to the mid 50's. another chilly night ahead. grab a sweater or jacket. the high for today. 72 in downtown oakland. broke previous record of 68. skype in mountain view was a tie and oakland airport tied the previous record coming in at 71 degrees in you can say farewel farewell. to this mild to warm weather. we have rain coming. possibly snow here. we may even talking about some hail. back with the timing of the next cold storm in a few minutes. >> okay thanks. >> pleasant hill investigate yet another miami bomb incident. a parent spotted the device outside the office at pleasanton elementary school at
from chicago to here in the bay area. at hearing in washington today the ntsb said the crossing guard arm was down and warning lights were flashing in plenty of time for the truck driver to stop. they still are not sure why he did in the act quickly more quickly maybe he was tired or just not paying attention who knows. but if the brake had been properly maintained or applied a second and a half earlier the accident apparently could have been avoided. >>> major headline for the millions of americans battling depression. anti-depressant can take weeks even months to bring relief but now the national institute of mental health health says they have discovered medication that can act within hours. chief medical editor richard vesser has more. >> a life time of depression. lifting in just a few minutes. dennis suffering for years. had tried pretty much every anti-depressant on the market. no response you have tried treatment. >> they have never helped me at all. >>reporter: but at the national institute for health they are trying out whole new class anti-depressant. drug that may of
of washington. susan rice has pulled her name out of consideration to be the secretary of state. withdrawal remavs a major source of tension between the white house and congressional republicans. here's tm jake tapper. >> in a letter to the president today u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote quote the posts of secretary of state should never be politica political. i'm sad we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate. and she shared the news on nbc. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged. very politica political, very distracting. very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >>reporter: just weeks ago rice tough smart rising star in the obama administration was the president's top choice to serve as next secretary of state. but she grew a lightning storm of republican criticism for repeating talking points on the intelligence community that seemed to critic to down play the terrorist attack on the diplomatic compound in libya. >> what this began as was spontaneous. >> th
over the country including arizona, washington, texas, wisconsin and hear in the bay area naturally. the shooter has been identified as which-year-old adam lanza of hoboken, new jersey. he was an honor student who may have suffered from personality disorder armed with 4 weapons and was wearing a bullet proof vest when he marched on to that campus with the intent to kill. witnesses say he didn't upary word. we have steps i have coverage on this tonight. chris cuomo takes us through what happened. >> this morning the sandy hook elementary ask full of kids concerned about christmas. then at 9:40 am shots rang out. >> all units the individual that i have on the phone continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. >>reporter: inside little kids are under attack. >> heard this racket at our classroom. >>reporter: horrible things happening. teachers make sure they are safe and then do the unimaginable. >> what did the teacher do the then. >> she read us some books and we talked about things and played little games in there. >>reporter: did you hear any more bad noises. >> yes. >
hearing. david curly has the story from washington. >> hillary clinton returned from her latest trip. she came back with a stomach virus according to her staff, an illness compounded earlier this week. secretary reportedly became dehydrated fainted at her home and in the fall suffered a concussion. she did not go to the hospital but is being monitored by her doctors. this is the second time a stomach bug has led to fainting. then senator clinton during a speech eight years ago. she admitted to barbara walters her schedule is grueling. >> are you exhausted? >> i am. to be honest i am. when i do something, i want to do it to the best of my ability. >> this illness will keep the secretary home this week meaning she will not testify about the terrorist attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi which took the life of ambassador creation stevens and three others. the report is set to be released early in the week and her testimony was highly anticipated. >> clinton is expected to retire as secretary of state in the next few weeks. abc news has learned that the president will nominate john kerry to
recommendations and he's not wasting time. other high profile calls to action out of washington today in the wake of the deadly connecticut school tragedy. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking for everything from military protection on school campuses to bans on weapons and ammunition. a single message of safety from many voices. with 20 elementary school children and six educators shot to death with a semi-automatic rifle in connecticut, president obama is taking steps to reduce gun violence. >> the president: i've asked the vice president to lead an effort to includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals, no later than january, propose 5s that i intend to push without delay. -- >> reporter: lawmakers made their own proposals, nancy pelosi and fellow house democrats are calling for the swift passage of a bill which would ban assault magazines. representative mccarthy of new york who lost her husband and merely lost her son to gun violence echoes the president's sentiments now is the time to act. >> this t
that is an opportunity for fraud to occur. >> i spoke with an fbi agent in washington, d.c. who works with ic3, the internet crime complaint center. she says many nations around the world do not have laws that protect consumers against internet fraud, and prosecuting scammers is very challenging. >> working a cyber fraud case is very complicated. in part it is the concept of at trough biewtion. at trough biewtion. who said what? whose hands are on the keyboard? are they in the neighborhood? are they in the state? are they in the country? if they are outside the united states where are they? >> and look at this. i ran one of the photos they sent debbie through a google image search. the same picture appears in more than a hundred ads around the country and overseas, jermt -- germany and malaysia. same picture and very similar wording, but different supposed sellers. for debbie, it is not just about the money. she was so excited to get that puppy to help her through a difficult time. >> what do you think about what they did? >> i think it was a horrible thing. it was like somebody sucker punched
of two congressional hearings into that deadly attack in benghazi, libya underway in washington. testifying this morning deputy say the u.s. learned hard and painful lessons and officials made the mistake in assumption that the u.s. wouldn't become a major tar the attack on the consulate killed -- four americans. >>> the body of senator daniel inouye of hawaii has arrived at the u.s. capitol. right now former colleagues and the public are paying respects to the man who won the medal of honor as a soldier in world war ii and senator more than 50 years. he will lie in state at the rotunda, only 31 have had the privilege. inouye died monday at age 88. >> he opened the door for asian-americans in politics. a pioneer. >>> we'll check things out with mike we are waiting for things to cloud over. >> not low clouds that we need to bring the rain in those are still 12 hours off, possibly. here's a look from mount tamalpais winds picking up so is the temperature. we'll talk about the rain and how much to expect over the weekend. >>> plus, if you paid for a parking ticket in oakland, the c
in washington don't get in the way of america's progress. so we've got to get this done. >> in the event congress does not get it done, does not make a deal, here is how the physician physician -- the fiscal cliff could affect you. a middle class family would pay $2,000 more per year. gas prices will likely fall because people will spend less on fuel. you may see longer lines at the airports. budget cuts could leave the tsa with fewer checkpoint and retail prices may fall because declining consumer confidence would push down prices to get shoppers in the stores. we shall see. the clock is ticking. >>> moving on to something very different now. a young woman who was brutally gang raped and beaten in india has died of her injuries. the trauma to her body was too severe to overcome. and now in san francisco and around the world, a growing chorus demanding greater protection for women there. ama is here with the locale effort to force change. ama? >> the woman's name has not been made public, but people in india are calling her damini. in hin de it means lightning. it is planned as a peace v
are here in washington, working. while the members of house of representatives are out watching movies and watching their kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i toe the president we'll be happy to look at whatever he proposes. but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline and as i said this is a conversation we should have had mnt ago. >> reporter: if you are looking for a better idea of how going over the fiscal cliff will affect you. check out this from the tax policy center, fill in your information and it will show you how your taxes could change. we've linked this calculator to abc7news.com click on see it on tv. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> new york city police are looking for a woman who killed a man by pushing him into the path of an oncoming subway train last night. this shows the woman moments after the man was killed in queens. witnesses say the woman got up from a bench and shoved the man on to the tracks, the second time in a month somebody has killed a subway patron by pushing them into the path of a train. >
policy for parking meet that's many say is just unfair. >> plus president obama back in washington with 4 days to go now until the country plunges over the fiscal cliff. both sides are trading blame. >> warning tonight to anyone with closet full of skinny jeans. do you have some of jeans. do you have some of snos doctors now say they could >> free parking on sunday in san francisco coming to an end soon this coming sunday is the last sunday that residents and visitors alike will not have to feed the meter. carolyn tyler has the story. >>reporter: think about starting to plug the meters on sunday. >> that's awful. that's awful. >>reporter: since the first first meeter installed in san francisco on bush and polk street back in the 1940's sunday have been a one day break. but that longstanding policy is over. >> this is a new day as far as parking management. we have notice that 70% of all businesses are open in san francisco on sunday and we really need an effective parking management plan in place. >>reporter: now starting january sixth from noon to 6:00 p.m. of the 29,000 plus
in winter white. not enough snow means no skiing. yet this resort in washington state has had to wait. >> i am patiently. >> and it's even warmer this past week, almost 700 record high temperatures have been set. all of that will contribute to 2012 likely being the warmest on record in the lower 48. one week or one season cannot tell a climate story. >> the subject, arctic where records were broken this year. in 2012 there was less snow than ever before. they measured arctic ice since 1979 and since then, half has disappeared. just this year, 4.35 million square miles melted away. >> melgtd on the greenland ice sheet is a big concern because that is moving water that is currently moving night the ocean. if it continues it will have an impact for people that live in coastal regions. >> dan: health news, a study showing using tomaxafin reduces of getting cancer again. the study and journal shows that women who took it for ten years lowered their risk of recurrence by 25%. >>> the government is sounding the alarm about something that affects millions of openeder americans, reverse mortgages. a
in washington where repeated requests for more security went unheeded. >> frankly the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources, it needed. >> today three state department officials paid the price. resigning under pressure, eric boswell for diplomatic security, his deputy can charlene lamb responsible for embassy security and official from middle east affairs. hillary clinton responded to the reported by adopting every one of the 29 recommendations including more marine guards and asking for more than a billion dollars to increase security worldwide. but that has not silenced her critics. clinton is recovering from a serious concussion after she fainted from the effects of a stomach virus. a former u.n. ambassador is implying she is faking it. >> when you don't want to go to a meeting or conference or an event you have a diplomatic illness. this is diplomatic illness to beat the band. >> the state department was furious about that statement and strongly denied it. we have learned that hillary clinton will be testifying about benghazi in mid
washington the computer animation is going do. wide spread rain for the morning commute. morning drive will feature a rough ride with the wind kicking up as we head into 7:00 a.m. the front hasn't moved much. at 9:00 a.m. it's barely moving. see moderate rainfall around the santa cruz mountains. in the afternoon this front stalls out so the moisture is right over the bay area. 5:00 p.m. evening get away. holiday travel plans will be slow. next batch saturday morning could be possibility of thunder with the system scattered showers on saturday. more rain on sunday. all said and done north bay mountains up to 8 inches this of rain into sunday 4:00 p.m. santa cruz mountains up to 6 inches. 3 to 6 inches in the north bay. 2 to 4 in the peninsula. urban small stream flooding likely but the rivers major rivers should be fine. watch out for down tree and power lines. we have a wind advisory for the north bay mountains and coast until 4 a.m. tomorrow. peninsula coast san francisco peninsula coast until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow gust to 50 miles an hour certainly possible. these are
legally married same sex couple across the nation. an thousands or more to come soon with washington and mayor listened and maine having marriage equality now. >>reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident very confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and well find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay lesbian couple here in the state of california. >>reporter: in sacramento this afternoon a spokesman for supporters of proposition 8 is confident the hay court will support the ban on same sex marriage. >> i expect 4 or 5 justices to uphold proposition 8. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and 10th amendment says what is not in the federal powers belongs to the state. >> high court 0could go either way. lawyers trying to turn over prop 8 said they will argue very broad argument before the high court that t
the scene. >>> stormy weather is getting the blame for a major mud slide in everett, washington that is disrupting train service there. reporters have the exclusive and dramatic video. >>reporter: after hours the rain soaked bank above the track lang shore man hill started rolling. >> can't believe the actually happened. >>reporter: 75 foot wide slide slammed that a moving burlington northern santa fe freight train near the port of everett derailing and crunching cars on the track. >> man it screws came down and took out that rail. >>reporter: as containers crumb pel he realized he could be in the perilous path. >> i thought the rail cars would pile up and come through the fence and get me. so i was trying to get out of the car. everything came to a stop. >>reporter: still he sum up what he saw in two words. >> holy bleep. >> you have the two wordy sues peg. one last check on the weather now. let's update with spencer. >> i'll be using different exclamation. let's look at live doppler 7 hd. clear 68. temperatures beginning to drop rather sharply overnight tonight. we h
couple days from now. already legal in washington state. those 3 states were the if is to approve gay marriage by popular vote. >> just ahead here. details with the new year's resolution perhaps? guess what? there's an app for that. new back in the day, we didn't have the u-verse wireless receiver. [ light laugh ] the tv stayed in one place... mmmmhmmmm. ...right next to the upstairs tv outlet. oh yeah. they can move the tv all over the place, even outside. grandpa... mmmhmm? kids have it easy nowadays. [ glasses clink ] i'm trying to tell ya. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver, only from at&t. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for 6 months. at&t. ♪ >> 'tis the season for making new year's resolution then week or two later usually the season for breaking them. i have done that many times. what if you could get a little help following through? jonathan has this look at bay area social media company that found a way to do just that. >> i have a start up i want start up to grow that's my new year's resolution. >>reporter: he's thinking big. most people resolution sound somethin
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